The Chicago Blackhawks announced today they have acquired defenseman Rob Scuderi from the Pittsburgh Penguins in exchange for defenseman Trevor Daley.
Scuderi, 36, has registered four assists, a +4 plus/minus rating and 32 blocked shots in 25 games with Pittsburgh this season. The two-time Stanley Cup champion (2009 and 2012) shares fourth on the Penguins with 2:40 of average shorthanded ice time per game. The Syosset, N.Y., native has recorded 104 points (8G, 96A) in 745 regular-season games across 12 seasons with Pittsburgh (2003-09, 2013-15) and Los Angeles (2009-13). He has tallied 14 points (1G, 13A) in 117 career postseason contests. Scuderi was drafted by Pittsburgh in the fifth round (134th overall) of the 1998 NHL Draft.
Daley, 32, collected six assists through 29 games with the Blackhawks. The Toronto native has notched 237 points (67G, 170A) in 785 career regular-season games over 12 seasons with Chicago and Dallas, which drafted him in the second round (43rd overall) of the 2002 NHL Draft. He has added seven points (4G, 3A) in 35 career Stanley Cup playoff games.
The Blackhawks return to action on Tuesday when they host the Colorado Avalanche at 7:30 p.m. The game can be seen locally on Comcast SportsNet, nationally on NBCSN and heard on WGN Radio AM-720.